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coaching; critically reflective practice

Asking the right questions? Workplace Well-being

Asking the right questions?

I was recently contacted by someone who wanted my advice on asking the right questions in a coaching context. He explained that he worked as a coach and regularly used certain questions to encourage his clients to think about how they can move forward with their work and their learning. He asked me whether I thought they were the 'right' questions to ask. Of course, I had to reply by saying that it all depends on the context. What will work in one set of circumstances will not necessarily work in others. I went on to explain that this is what reflective practice is about - having a 'reflective conversation with the situation'. That is, we have to think carefully…
Dr Neil Thompson
October 29, 2012